The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jaime Frugé-Walne’s TWENTY-FIVE

Executive/Artistic Director: Adam Castaneda
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The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jaime Frugé-Walne’s


An Interactive Dance Theatre Experience

Photo by Jared Doster

Following a successful 2017 season, the Pilot Dance Project begins its 2018 calendar year with the Houston premier of Jaime Frugé-Walne’s TWENTY-FIVE: An interactive dance theater experience. TWENTY-FIVE is inspired by personal accounts of the effects of mass incarceration in the American prison system. Through a curated world of family dinners, confined spaces, and imaginary Plexiglas partitions, TWENTY-FIVE engages audience members in a unique and individualized journey to explore the things left undone and unsaid as life is uprooted by a set of unexpected circumstances.

Dates: February 1 – 3, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm (2:00pm and 3:30pm matinees on February 3)

Location: Matchbox One, 3400 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Tickets: $20

For tickets and more information please visit

Photo by David Deveau

As part of the experience, each audience member is paired with a performer who acts as a guide through TWENTY-FIVE’s curated environments. Performers engage and interact with the audience through movement and dialogue where each participant is encouraged to respond to the various situations. Through the experience, the audience members and performers investigate the loneliness, loss of identity, and vacancy experienced by both the inmates and families in hopes of sparking a conversation about “the new American normal” of mass incarceration and the detrimental and cyclical nature of a broken criminal justice system.

“I am thrilled that the Pilot Dance Project is tackling such a serious issue with this production,” says Executive/Artistic Director Adam Castaneda. “It’s not every day that Modern dancers get the opportunity to explore their craft through such compelling and resonant material. This is a work that audiences will be appreciate for its universal themes and poignant stories.”


Adam Castaneda, Dorianne Castillo-Rivera, Lindsey Cortner, Anthony Davis, Jade Devault, Ayan Felix, Elaine Fields, Angie Garcia, Cynthia Garcia, Kayla Hyde, Eva Jin, Andrew Junek, Cloe Leppard, Abby McBroom, Joel Judo Rivera, and Jaime Frugé-Walne.  

About the Choreographer:

Jaime Frugé-Walne is a choreographer, performer, and educator who creates interactive and co-creative performance experiences. Her choreography has been presented at CounterCurrent Festival’s Ten Tiny Dances, the Houston Fringe Festival, and Sam Houston State University. She has had the pleasure of serving on Frenetic Theatre’s Artist Board where she produced her first evening length work titled Integration. Jaime fuses choreography, theatre, costume and production design to curate site specific performances and immerse audiences and performers inside an intimate performance environment ripe with interaction and co-creation to promote social change.

Jaime holds a MFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University and BA in Theatre from the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts and trained at the Houston Ballet Academy and Joffrey Ballet School New York City. Jaime has worked with notable choreographers such as Bliss Kohlmeyer, Luis Fuente, Jesse Zarritt, Kira Blazek, Jane Weiner, Margot Marshal, John Brinkman, Janie Carothers, Dana Nicolay, and Jennifer Pontius. In addition to her own artistry, Jaime supports the dance community through development, public relations, and programming. She serves as Artist Liaison and Development for The Dance Gallery Festival, an international dance festival with programming in New York and Texas, and is the Director of Programming for NobleMotion Dance, a Houston based contemporary dance company critically acclaimed as “Houston’s Best Dance Company” by the Houston Press

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The Pilot Dance Project is a program of FrenetiCore, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative dance, theater, and visual art. The organization is based out of Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), and is dedicated to producing original dance theater by the city’s leading independent choreographers. The 2018 season will include premieres by Jaime Frugé-Walne, Heather VonReichbauer, and Ashley Horn.    

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